EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 227, 202010th European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Session 2: Contribution by Young Researchers|
|Published online||14 January 2020|
Characterisation of a new generation of VUV low-light sensors
TRIUMF, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 2A3, Canada
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Published online: 14 January 2020
Silicon Photo-Multipliers (SiPMs) have emerged as a compelling photo-sensor solution over the course of the last decade. In contrast to the widely used Photomultiplier Tubes (PMTs), SiPMs are low-voltage powered, optimal for operation at cryogenic temperatures, and have low radioactivity lev- els with high gain stability over the time in operational conditions. For these reasons, large-scale low-background cryogenic experiments, such as the next- generation Enriched Xenon Observatory experiment (nEXO), are migrating to a SiPM-based light detection system. In this paper we report on the charac- terization of the Hamamatsu VUV4 (S/N: S13370-6152) Vacuum Ultra-Violet (VUV) sensitive Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPC)s as part of the develop- ment of a solution for the detection of liquid xenon scintillation light for the nEXO experiment.
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